Imagine…

Always knowing when to
plant, prune, and harvest.

All you need is the right checklist.

EDIBLE GARDENS

beautiful july garden border

What to Plant in July: A Helpful Growing Guide

It’s hard to believe that July is already here. It means lots of weeding, watering, and plenty of breaks in the shade with a refreshing ice-cold drink (hint: these are best garnished with homegrown herbs). If you’re anything like me you’ve wondered what you can safely plant in July. Well, …
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woman watering her flower garden in July

July Gardening Tips: How to Grow Your Dream Garden This Year

It’s July, which means it’s hot outside! But it doesn’t matter because the long July days mean I get to spend more time enjoying my garden. Most everything is planted. My flower garden is overflowing with blooms and filled with the faint hum of bees. And I …
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stack of free seed catalogs on a table

21 of the Best Free Seed Catalogs & My 3 Favorites!

Nothing helps cure a gardener’s cabin fever like a thick stack of seed catalogs. As you page through each one, your garden springs to life in your mind’s eye … green shoots poking up through the soil, seedlings soaking up the sun, juicy tomatoes, ripe and ready for backyard dinners. …
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sliced watermelon sitting on a counter

How to Space Your Melon Plants the Right Way for Optimum Growth

I bet that you have a fond memory of eating melons fresh from the garden or farmer’s market… Maybe you remember eating watermelons at summer barbeques … who can forget the deliciously sticky chins and fingers?! Or maybe you can still recall the floral, musky smell of a cantaloupe fresh …
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kale growing in a square foot garden

How to Grow Armloads of Fresh Kale in Only a Few Square Feet

I never understood the appeal of kale until a fellow gardener (who I can only describe as a kale whisperer) showed me his kale. He had two varieties growing side by side: one was a crinkly leafed, Siberian kale, the other, a Tuscan kale with elongated, bumpy leaves. He pointed …
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